Having been raised around dentistry, I have a lot of respect for the people in this profession, because they help patients get out of pain, keep their teeth, and develop great smiles. Sometimes I feel that the profession chose me. I naturally have a love and appreciation for all people, and being able to help individuals, as well as our community, while spending time with each person, makes my work fulfilling. Our patients are some of the brightest, funniest, and most talented people. I enjoy the time I spend with them more than they know. Each day I come to the office looking forward to the conversations I know are ahead of me, all fascinating and intriguing, and what I will take away from each exchange. Over the years I have developed strong relationships with my patients, and I am honored not just by the fact that they trust me to care for their dental needs, but that they trust me to become part of their life, by sharing their stories. My Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) was awarded by the University of Washington. My time at the university ensured I had a solid foundational knowledge of dental practices, but dentistry is a field in which there are constant developments in the technologies we use to diagnose and treat issues, and new treatment methodologies that shorten treatment times and improve results. In order to provide my patients with the best care available, and the widest array of proven treatment options, I pursue continuing education opportunities throughout the year. Continuing education is not only a requirement, it’s a pleasure. I love learning new techniques and using new technology that provides my patients with the level of care they expect from our practice. I was born and raised here in Washington and have called Oak Harbor my home since 1996. I’m married to an amazing woman who is both a super mom and wife, with eight children and numerous (and ever increasing numbers of) grandchildren. Being around my family is always my preferred way to spend time outside the office, but I’m also an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking, and fishing, as well as scuba diving. I also am active in our local community, through the Boy Scouts of America, and regularly participate in humanitarian missions as well. Additionally, I teach dental care at our local schools. Something you should know about me: You can ask me anything and I will answer, but you should be warned that you never know what will come out of my mouth. My sense of humor knows no bounds!
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Fantastic! Going to the dentist has probably been my least favorite thing to do in life, but necessary. Dr. Keyes and his staff make the experience as good as it can be. I never worry or anguish about my upcoming appointments. Thank you all for making my dental appts. as tolerant as possible. - Mark W
Delivering personalized, gentle dental care that restores oral health and creates beautiful smiles, Dr. Gordon D. Keyes and our team welcome you to our practice. Here you will always receive professional, compassionate dental care, based on your unique needs and treatment goals. We will work with you to find the care solutions that are right for your timeline, financial considerations, and lifestyle, and create a custom treatment plan that will have you smiling confidently in no time.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Washington / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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